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    July 28, 2011
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good morning. house speaker john boehner tells fellow republicans try to get on board on his plan to cut spending and raise the federal debt limit. democratic leaders will block it. five days before the deadline, where are we? we'll hear from capitol hill and from wall street, where investors are now losing confidence a deal will be made. tropical storm don grows stronger, takes aim at south texas as it gets stoet to arriv this weekend. where and when don is going to make landfall. "jeopardy!" host alex trebek hits the daily double but not in a good way, hurting both legs chasing down a hotel room
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burglar. the alleged thief is in kus diand he's headed for surgery. "early" this thursday, july 28th, 20 1. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning to you, i'm erica hill. beautiful sky. >> i'm chris wragge. we're allowed to have our cup of coffee. >> a lot of people. >> it was a tumultuous day on wall street but not for dunkin' donuts. their stock jumped 50%, taking aim at starbucks and mcdonald's when it comes to the coffee wars. if you were smart enough to get in, you were rewarded. >> cheers with your ice water over there. >> we're faking it. >> we'll get to that ahead this morning. we want to update you first
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with the latest from washington on the debt talks. there are only five days left for congress to pass a budget cutting plan that will raise the government borrowing limit and avoid a default. this morning the house is set to take an important vote and much of america from main street to wall street will be reporting. nancy cordes is on capitol hill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. the vote is on speaker boehner's bill to raise the debt ceiling and it's important because it's one of the two bills out there that could possibly get us out of this mess, but at this hour, it's still very uncertain whether speaker boehner has the republican votes he needs to pass it. and so he became boehner the enforcer yesterday holding several meetings with house republicans, tea party republicans, freshmen republicans, telling them essentially it is time for you to get on board. some of these republicans don't like the bill, they don't feel like it cuts spending enough. they don't like that it doesn't contain a balanced budget
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amendment but what boehner and other republican leaders are saying to them is look, this is a marathon, not a sprint. we need to take what we can get and come back to fight this fight another day. otherwise if the economy goes sour, we will be the ones who get blamed for it. here is how senator john mccain put it on the senate floor yesterday. >> that is not fair to the american people to hold out and say we won't agree to raising the debt limit until we pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. it's unfair. it's bizarro. >> reporter: now if this bill passes today and it's going to be close it goes to the senate where all 53 members of the democratic caucus vowed to vote against it. the main thing they don't like about it is that it only raises debt ceiling by six months which they say creates a lot of uncertainty. if there's some way to alter that in a way palatable for democrats and republican it is might pass the senate, then get sent back over to the house but
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that's a tall order, erica, when they have, as you said, five days to do all of this. >> countdown is on. it will keep you busy today. nancy cordes on capitol hill, thanks. >> also joining us from capitol hill one of the tea party republicans taking a hard line on taxes, spending and the debt limit, congressman joe walsh of illinois is with us. good morning. >> hi, erica. good to be with you. >> speaker boehner said essentially to republican, it is time to get in line. so will you get in line with speaker boehner and will you vote for his plan today? >> i give my speaker, erica, a lot of credit. they've been working this hard and in reality they've sort of been the only ones in town working on this problem for weeks. look, we came here in washington to change the way this town does business. i think these troublesome freshmen and a lot of the house republican rank and file have had a great impact on changing the debate, but we've got to,
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we're so obsessed, erica, with august 2nd. i think what's important is that we get this right and neither plan right now does that, though i understand the speaker's plan is a step in the right direction. >> so just to stop you there, two points. you say it's important to get this right, so you're okay with a potential default on august 2nd. you would let that date pass? >> erica, default's not an option. look, the administration knows that. most people in your profession should know that. we've got plenty of government revenues in the month of august to service our debt. default isn't even on the table. let's make sure we get this right, and if that means going to august 3rd or august 6th, let's do a real solution. >> well then part of the issue, though, brought up a number of times is, the debts, $306 billion or $307 billion, the money coming in without raising the debt limit would be $172 billion, clearly there's a shortfall there and not
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everything could get paid. how is that not a default? >> erica, what we know is the government's going to bring in a couple hundred billion in revenues this month. it's about $29 billion to service your debt so there's revenue to service the debt. there's also revenue to take care of social security and military benefits. look, there have been reports that this administration privately in private conversations has been telling banks don't worry about a default, everything is going to be okay. in public they've been scaring the american people. i don't think that's at all helpful. >> i still need to get a yes or no from you sir. are you going to vote for this or not? >> right now i can't but again we just got the numbers last night and still looking at it. >> we have to leave it there. congressman joe walsh thank you for your time. >> thank you, erica. wall street is feeling the debt limit turmoil with the dow jones industrial suffering fourth straight losses on wednesday. there are fears the numbers will fall even if a deal is reached.
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rebecca jarvis is on the floor with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, chris. >> with all of the uncertainty, is this the result? >> reporter: basically what you see is stocks yesterday fell 199 points, 1.6% to the downside. for the standard a&en i poor's s the worst in eight weeks. that has fueled the flames as far as negativity, the uncertainty, traders don't like it and the uncertainty in addition to the debt deal is the uncertainty like you mentioned in the introdux over standard standard & poor's will downgrade our country to investors putting their money in our treasuries. >> the federal reserve released its beige book on the first half of the year. how bleak were the numbers?
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>> reporter: looks gloomy. ultimately things are slowing down, wage increases are weak, weakness in the jobs market and seeing companies looking like they are not as optimistic about the growth going forward, so that was gloomy as well. >> cbs's rebecca jarvis on wall street for us, thanks so much. back over to erica. tropical storm don is in the gulf of mexico heading north for texas. tropical storm watch is out, and a lot of people in south texas are saying bring it on. give us some rain. it is so needed in that area. marysol castro is here with the latest. normally you don't see people bring on the tropical storm. >> absolutely not. good morning to you, good morning everyone at home. it's churning in the gulf of mexico about 650 miles off the coast of corpus christi, texas, moving 10 miles an hour west-northwest, picking up a little bit of speed, packing 40-mile-per-hour winds, expected to make landfall in the overnight hours, and erica as you mentioned in a portion of the country that has been
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experiencing the worst drought almost on record, portions of texas have seen a drought conditions for the last nine months. this tropical storm is expected to bring anywhere from two to five inches of rain, that doesn't seem like a lot of rain but when you're talking about a drought, any precipitation is welcome precipitation and of course we're going to keep an eye on this and i'll tell you about your national forecast later on in the show. erica and chris taback to you. >> jeff glor is at the news desk with a check of the other headlines. a new report shows the home foreclosure crisis may be easing. foreclosure filings dropped 29% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. 84% of metropolitan areas saw foreclosure rates fall. banks are trying more loan modifications to avoid foreclosing. this realty track report says lackluster home sales give lenders less incentive to foreclose.
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they don't want properties to go unsold. in norway the prime minister there says there will be an independent investigation into how last friday's terror attack was handled. police acknowledged it took them more than one hour to respond to that campground shooting. meanwhile in oslo today the memorial flowers and flags continue to grow outside the city's main cathedral. eight people were killed in the bombing and 68 others shot to death on utoya island. in south korea this is the capitol, seoul. at least 77 people are dead or missing. some of them swept away by the fast-moving floodwaters. 17 inches of rain has fallen since tuesday, that is the worst in a century. in hollywood a wild scene outside gromman's chinese theater. it was overcrowded and angry crowd, riot police moved in.
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it took place more than four hours to dis. ers that crowd. two people were arrested. ryan lochtie finished a tenth of a second faster than his own world record two years ago and the first world swimming record since the high-tech body suits were banned last year. michael phelps finished second. parents are facing more conflicting data over whether cell phone use increases risk of bain cancer. new studies say no, doctors say not so fast. >> reporter: like many other 11-year-olds, rebecca greenwald can't live without her cell phone. >> in fifth grade all of my friends have it now. fifth grade from the start to
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the end, people kept getting, getting them. >> reporter: rebecca's mom bought her a cell phone despite seeing various reports possibly tying cell phones linked to brain cancer. >> i tried to base it linked to brain cancer and it wasn't bothering me. >> reporter: a new study use does not cause brain cancer in children and teen's. researchers in switzerland found children in cell phones are no greater risk. they examined the records of children with and without brain cancer. this just two months after the world health organization concluded that cell phones could possibly cause cancer putting them in the same category at engine exhaust and chloroform. dr. keith black and other experts believe more research is required. >> the microwave radiation from cell phones will penetrate deeper into the child's brain and more of the radiation goes
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into the brain because their scalp is thinner, the skull is thinner. >> reporter: 75% of teenagers are using cell phones, up 45% since 2004. >> the question is, the child that begins using the cell phone at 7 or age 12, when they're 47, after four decades of using the cell phone, is there risk of developing brain cancer higher? >> reporter: for rebecca no matter where the debate falls her cell phone is something she'll rely on. >> i like to call my mom after activities, text my friends, see what they're doing. >> dr. ashton is here with us now. so many reports, so many studies. seems like there's a new one every couple of months. is this the final word? >> absolutely not. this study was based on association, not cause and effect. when you look at brain cancer especially in kids we have to follow kids 10, 20 years in the future. most kids, mine included are
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using the cell phones to text, not hold it up to their ear. >> parents will wonder what is the takeaway if we need to wait all the years for real results. what would you do? >> balance the risk versus benefit. minimize use and encourage them to use it texting and not hold it directly up to their head. >> dr. ashton thank you. see you later in the broadcast. marysol castro is here with the first check of the national forecast. >> good morning chris and everyone at home. we turn our focus to the northern plains and great lakes. we've been following the severe weather for the past five days and moving at a snail's pace so it's called training, the line of storms goes over the same area day after day after day. this is the greatest risk, grand island and des moines, you'll see hail, gusty winds and rain and actually some of you don't need this rain, if only we could take this rain and bring it to portions of texas. flash flooding is on the rise because of the deluge over the next 24 hours. high temperatures we're looking at the heat, 103 in dallas, 100 in kansas city, 90 i
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. back over to erica and chris. >> marysol, thank you. you don't have to worry, your kids will get the blackberry with the texting from the phone studies. >> for sure. still ahead, alex trebek ends up on crutches after chasing an alleged burglar. >> you did not put that in question form. ment that's okay, don't worry about it. when will he be back on his feet
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♪ >> i love that. for more than 25 years alex trebek has had all of the answers on "jeopardy!." >> priya david tells us he was ready when people asked, "how did you hurt your leg." >> the answer is, at 2:30 yesterday morning, chasing a burglar down the hall. >> reporter: what is america's most popular game show host doing on crutches? the question on everyone's mind after alex trebek hosting "jeopardy!" showed up hobbled at the national geographic championship in northern california. >> my achilles tendon ruptured
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and i fell in a heap on the carpeting, bruising my other leg in the process. >> reporter: early wednesday morning, 71-year-old trebek and his wife were sleeping in a san francisco hotel when an intruder broke into their room, grabbing money and valuables. >> they exited the room and chased the suspect, injuring themselves as they were giving chase. the suspect was later apprehended by one of the security inside the hotel. >> reporter: 56-year-old lucinda moyers was arrested by san francisco police charged with felony burglary and receiving stolen property. among the items, a sentimental value a bracelet. alex trebek's mom gave her the bracelet and he's been wearing it on the show ever since. did you get the bracelet back? >> no. >> reporter: while trebek and his wife were never in jeopardy he's home in los angeles and will undergo surgery friday. priya david clemons, san
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francisco. >> jennifer ashton feels for him, that's a rough surgery. >> tough genes in that guy, going after the criminal. >> i'm not going to mess with him. >> "we've got somebody running down the hall, send up security quick." that would have been me. >> alex trebek taking matters into his own hands. >> hope he feels better. >> we do. the battle of the red light cameras, now taking a turn, the ones that catch you going through the red light. >> turns out why one big city system never really worked so they're shutting it down. this is "the early show" here on cbs. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by the volkswagen autobahn for all event. hurry in before the deals hurry out. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane.
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. coming up the latest battle in the coffee wars. this is big business. >> huge. we're taking a break from the debt issue and the really important stuff to most americans your morning joe. >> dunkin' donuts sells more coffee than anybody else, more than starbucks. dunkin is targeting coffee drunkers who usually go to the other guys. wall street investors like the idea, they believe it's time to make the profits. >> oh, get it? >> time to make the profits. we're going to have more on the growing coffee wars yesterday. the ipo went through the roof. rest of the market tanks,
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dunkin' donuts like a rocket. thousands of cars may have been nabbed by the red light cameras. you may have been one of them. los angeles one of 500 plus cities to utilize cameras is pulling the plug. why? cbs news national correspondent ben tracy reports the system is unpopular but also a money loser. >> reporter: like most folks in loss an less, abigail stone spends a lot of time in her car. it was only a matter of time before she got caught by the eye in the sky. >> when i started going through it, i swear it was green. all of the sudden, boop. >> reporter: los angeles has 32 red light cameras at various intersections around the country. since 2004, 180,000 drivers breaking the law, yet only 60% paid the whopping $500 tickets. the city was reportedly losing
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$1.5 million a year on the program. >> we need to be honest and transparent with this. this program did not work as was anticipated. >> reporter: so on wednesday the los angeles city council unanimously voted to turn off the red light cameras. >> we want safe intersections but there's not any data that proves this was making these intersections safer. >> reporter: 32 cities nationwide turned on red light cameras only to switch them back off because of court orders, collection issues or showing they don't show safety. >> it won't show l.a. is safer. >> reporter: adding is this week's revelation paying the camera fine has always essentially been voluntary because the city couldn't figure out if they were legally enforceable. abigail stone wants her money back. >> who do i have to call to get my money back? >> reporter: the program
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officially ends on sunday. ben tracy cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us now, jack ford. i hope abigail is watching. we'll get an important answer in a second. first you look at this in l.a., legality, whether or not they could legally enforce it. what kind of criteria do they need? >> we've seen some courts around the country who have thrown these out, the highest court for instance in minnesota said it's unconstitutional. they said the reason is this. the way it works right now, you're looking at a light there. if you get a picture in the mail of a car that has your license plate on it and it says you violated the law, bang, here's the picture, essentially we're saying you're guilty and some courts have said that's not the way our system works. our system is such you're innocent until proven guilty. how are they going to prove i was the driver because the license plate is registered to me? you've seen some courts who said it doesn't work. unless you can prove who the
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driver is. some states have come rahs that will take a shot of the driver and in that situation the courts have said that's fine. other states said it's not enough to throw the photograph on the table and say bang you're guilty. somebody has to prove this is a legitimate photograph, the camera was working at the time so there have been a number of issues raised about the legality, the constitutionality and some have staid we're not happy with this, we're not going to let it stand. >> the reason it's different as you started to point out in different cities and municip municipali municipalities, each has its own set of laws and judges could interpret it in different ways. >> some courts said we're okay. some places and one of the things los angeles is talking about, some places said let's put the constitutionality aside and look at the efficiency, the efficacy of the whole thing and one of the arguments has always been this is going to be a deterrent, to keep people from flying through red lights. >> you don't want to see the flash go off. >> some jurisdictions said we're finding the opposite, it's
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become a danger, people are so conscious of it, they'll jam their brakes on beforehand and some claimed there's a higher incidence of rear end strikes now because people are so concerned about that. >> so it's not working out in some cases. then there are people like abigail who we met in the piece, paid her fine and said i want my money back. jack, you are the lawyer. >> the answer is this is not as if you bought something at the grocery store, give me my money back. once you pay the fine you give up your right to contest. you have the right to challenge it but once you say okay, here is my check, i'm checking off the guilty part of it. >> sign the ticket. >> i can't afford ta take the day off to contest this, whatever your reason is for it or maybe you were the driver, once it's done, it's pretty much done so even though if los angeles turns around and says administratively we're not going to do this anymore, chances are not getting your money back. >> well --
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>> but a good try. >> worth a shot. jack, thanks. now here's jeff standing by at the news desk with another check of the headlines for you, 36 minutes past the hour. good morning again. >> good morning to you, erica as well. the house will likely vote today on speaker john boehner's revised plan to raise the debt ceiling. some republicans say it doesn't cut federal spending enough though. the new plan calls for $22 billion in cuts and a $917 billion deficit reduction over ten years. however, even if the plan passes the house, senate democrats say they will vote it down. stock markets around the world are reacting with some concern to the deficit deadlock. prices were down by 1.5% in both germany and japan today. a county in alabama may vote today to file the biggest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. jefferson county includes birmingham, alabama's largest city. the county is more than $4 billion in debt, mostly because of a sewer system project hit by a bribery scandal. in australia, workers
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from presidents to privates, walter reed army medical center has treated the sick and the injured for more than a century, but its facility is closing as the pentagon tries to consolidate hospital care and save money. on wednesday walter reed held a ceremony to close its mission. david martin has more. >> reporter: the army's golden knights parachute team whose members included amputees who learned to walk again at walter reed dropped in to pay a final tribute. the military's most famous hospital which cared for america's combat casualties since world war i is casing its colors and closing down. >> this sure doesn't look like a place that's about to go out of
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business. >> no and this he's the goal. >> reporter: the last patients won't leave for another month so corn van kuntz still has sold r soldiers to care for. >> we didn't want to you hear an echo because you have a sense you're being left behind. >> reporter: walter reed has been where some of america's greatest generals have gone to fade away. general george patton came here to ask pershing's blessings before world war ii. walter reed is where young men and women who suffered grievous injuries in the prime of life have learned not to just walk again but to hope. >> you come here and see guys with the exact same injuries you or worse running on a treadmill, doing pushups, lifting weights and gives you a lot of hope, wow, if they can do it, i can do it. >> reporter: sergeant benjamin
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>> reporter: listen to the music, not just the doobie brothers who closed out the ceremony but the brave men and women, 18,000 just from iraq and of azban tan who have passed through walter reed. david martin, cbs news. >> the hospital's operations are being moved to new and upgraded facilities at the bethesda naval facility. up next dunkin' donuts making the move on starbucks targeting the ever growing coffee market. we're brewing it up on "the early show." music(lyrics): ♪ whatever i have i'll share it. i'd love to give it to you. i can surely make do with less than two. and that's how sharing works.
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again. the coffee wars are on and while most of the markets tanked yesterday, one stock, dunkin brands soared 47% on the first day of trading as a public company. >> time to make the doughnuts. >> reporter: that may have been true 30 years ago. but today it's time to make the coffee. >> just good coffee. it is good coffee and the selection is great. >> hot coffee, iced coffee. >> reporter: coffee accounts for 60% of dunkin's business. dunkin doughnuts sells more java than any other fast food in the u.s., even starbucks and plans to sell a lot more as it expands from its stronghold in the northeast to multiple new locations across the country. >> america runs on dunkin. >> reporter: investors sent dunkin shares soaring with enit debuted as a public stock yesterday. but converting coffee loyalists with the new locations is no easy feat. how far would you walk to get to a starbucks for the coffee?
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>> pretty far. >> i like the atmosphere. >> reporter: it's the whole thing? not just the drink? >> it's not the drinks at all. it's the whole starbucks experience as i always say. >> large ice coffee. >> reporter: customers get a different experience and a different price at dunkin, a fact dunkin thinks will give sales a jolt. large cup of joe $1.95, mcdonald's is $1, the starbucks runs $2.25. >> starbucks is too pricey, dunk inis just right. >> reporter: but in today's coffee wars, the winner is often a matter of taste. and just to give you a sense of how hard it is for some to live without their beloved coffee, dunkin' donuts saw 2.3% growth in the tough question. >> rebecca jarvis on wall street for us this morning, thank you very much. still ahead british regulators say this is false advertising because of too much air brushing.
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if we don't raise the debt limit, the debt ceiling, we do lose our aaa rating. yeah. and i said for the love of god, why doesn't the auto club mind their own damned business? >> i mean, yeah, come on. aaa. >> when you get a flat tire. >> maybe we should invite aaa into the negotiations on this and perhaps they could make headway. there's not a lot happening in washington. maybe we should call the auto club. top of the hour, it's very cold here in the studio. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. i'm freezing. >> bring in a portable heat, please. the growing controversy in the world of fashion, when it
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comes to modeling and advertising, air brushing is about as american as apple pie but some magazine ads have been banned in britain because of too much air brushing. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer has this report from london. >> reporter: beautiful in real life, but on the page perfect. thanks to a bit of air brushing. these ads for loreal feature julia roberts and christi turlington say whatever the before, loreal's makeup could never feature an after. >> it was prying to pretend the product would do something it wouldn't. >> reporter: air brushing and enhancement is key to advertising, almost every photo especially for fashion and cosmetics is retouched somehow. occasionally an uproar like this cover of kate winslet in 2003,
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paired away a few pounds and most of her curves. wincelet is an unspoken critic of unrealistic public images of women. >> young women in the world today who think that to be successful and to be loved and to be beautiful you have to be thin. now, that's just absurd. >> reporter: but the issue for advertising watchdogs has been where do you draw the line? advertisers are selling fantasy, not reality. they argue because that's what consumers want. >> we're worth it. >> the general issue of retouching to make already very good looking models look even better looking, the impact that might have on young people we're not satisfied the evidence is there to justify us going in there and banning all of that. >> reporter: in this case the agency concluded the images didn't illustrate what the products could achieve. loreal didn't agree. some lines are still clearly visible, said the company's press release about turlington's
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image. well, maybe, if you squint. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> wait a second, advertising is trying to sell fantasy and reality? >> i may need a moment to process that. in our line of work, how troubled we were when high definition was the big thing. >> because all of our lines show. >> you have no idea the acne we have right now. jeff glor at the news desk with another check of today's headlines. >> he doesn't have to worry. he looks fabulous. >> you give it five years. >> i love when they argue you can see some lines really. interesting. >> i got out a little magnifying glass. i found them. >> over his eyes. >> good morning to everyone at home. marysol don't worry, you're all right. the house will vote to revise the debt limit plan from speaker john boehner, calls for a $917 billion deficit reduction over ten years. some conservatives saying it doesn't cut spending enough. in the senator democratic harry
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reid calls it a big wet kiss for the right wing and president obama threatened to veto it. some house leaders remain undecided on boehner's plan. whit johnson is on capitol hill with an example of that. good morning. >> reporter: jeff, good morning to you. unless you live in michigan's second district you probably don't know about congressman bill huizenga. active day? >> active, productive. >> reporter: with his 13-year-old song garrett visiting from michigan, he doesn't have a minute to catch his breath. >> i think everybody's looking for details and we don't have them yet. >> reporter: there's little time for family as his effort to avoid a government default has become a high-paced workout. >> thanks for your call. >> reporter: while his staffers man the increasingly busy phones. >> we're getting calls in both
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directions. >> reporter: he's chatting with constituents online. >> concerns for the district. >> reporter: and in person who are asking about what else, the debt ceiling. >> what are we going to see on august 2? >> good question. >> reporter: with no time to waste he enters more meetings with the republican caucus undecided whether he'll break or go along with the party's leadership? does that put you at odds with the leadership? >> i came to carry water for the people of the second district in michigan. >> reporter: huizenga isn't convinced speaker boehner's plan goes far enough to control spending. he's digging in his heels and prepared to fight until the 11th hour. on the washington power scale he alone doesn't pull much weight but as one of 87 freshman house republicans -- >> i'm okay opposing my
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leadership out of principle. >> reporter: freshmen have had a tremendous impact on the debt ceiling debate if you need proof not one plan circulating through congress calls for increasing taxes. >> whit johnson thank you very much. thousands of desperate refugees poured across the border from somalia into kenya to escape a grow iing famine crisis, fleeing a three-year drought, the worst in six decades, compounded by islamic militant attacks. the last wish of a girl who died has become an extraordinary rallying point now. this is 9-year-old rachael beckwith. her birthday june 12th didn't want any gifts. asked friends to donate to a charity that brings fresh water to developing nations. she and her mother set up a website, goal to raise $300 to support the cause. rachael was close to her goal
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when she died in a car crash in washington state and since then an extraordinary outpouring of support. people took note, her request she wanted $300, now raised $500,000, most of the gifts from strangers for $9. the fund-raising campaign is the largest in the history of the organization called charity water. pretty incredible. seven minutes past the hour now. here's a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> all over the country, drivers are caught by traffic cameras and pay fines, sometimes up to $500. we'll tell you about a new controversy over whether these tickets can be enforced and why people in at least one city are demanding their money back. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." and we check in now marysol castro who has another check of our weather. good morning. >> good morning everyone at home. we'll take a look at the lower 48, a strong line of storms in the northern plains have been
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this way for the past four days, the storms continue today. we continue to talk about the heat. take a look at these impressive numbers. indianapolis today, 99. by saturday it comes down a few degrees. memphis, 96 today, again these trends seem to be coming down but raleigh, triple digits for the next three days. tropical storm don and the potential for bringing rain to a much needed area. we could see anywhere from two to five inches around corpus christi, austin and
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are infected with hepatitis c, a blood borne viris linked to 12,000 deaths each year. we met one patient who might have become a statistic if not for a powerful new drug therapy. >> i was looking at cirrhosis, liver transplant or maybe dying from it. >> reporter: it wasn't until 1992, after decades of slightly elevated liver enzymes and increasing exhaustion he was given the diagnosis, hepatitis c. >> i wouldn't buy any 30-year bonds if i were you. i was devastated by that. >> reporter: the virus had been infected and destroying his liver cells going from smooth and healthy to starred and stiff. six courses of treatment didn't knock out the virus. >> the number of deaths from hepatitis c is expected to increase from 10,000 to 12,000 a year to four times that to 40,000 or 50,000 a year between 2010 and 2020, unless we do
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something about it. >> reporter: now something is being done. in may the fda approved a new class of drugs known as prota prodecember incontributors, added the drugs doubles 79%. >> this is the beginning and end to hepatitis c. >> reporter: protease inhibitor s disallows the disease to copy itself. >> this is good news all around. >> reporter: this experimental sound wave scanner shows his liver healed. >> you're definitely better. >> reporter: two weeks after the trial ended, he had no detectible virus. >> three years later and still undetectible. i'm cured, having fun, hiking, sailing, i'm just enjoying being retired. >> pretty incredible story there. how do you contract hepatitis? >> chris, most people like eric
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don't know how they got it and a lot of people don't know they have it in the first place. this is a blood borne virus. you can get it by blood transfusion, needle sticks, sharing needles, unsanitary tattoo parlors. before 1992 the blood supply was not screened for hepatitis c so if you've gotten a blood transfusion before 1992 you may be at risk. >> who should be screened? people born before 1946 and 1966 should get checked. ask your doctor. coming up next or i should say before we come up next -- here we go, go to webmd.com and search for hepatitis c. i was reminded about that and i didn't listen. coming up next, consumers are paying the price when it comes to airlines and taxes. and later, love that could not be stopped by war, a bride who just got married but her
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some new issues, if you bought an airline ticket before last weekend but traveling now, turns out something might happen with your ticket on wednesday the irs asked the airlines to refund the federal taxes, which are included in all of those tickets. that's because the taxes expired last week, when congress couldn't agree on a plan to keep the faa running. just because there are no taxes doesn't mean the tickets are cheaper and doesn't necessarily mean you'll get the money back and all of that is causing a huge stir as cbs news correspondent betty nguyen reports. >> reporter: the friendly skies aren't so welcoming right now. as of last friday the federal
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aviation administration has been on a partial shutdown and as a result the taxes they normally collect on air fares are on hold, but instead of passing that savings on to the consumer in the form of lower ticket prices, most airlines have raised their fees to make up the difference. >> instead of helping the people, they just looking out for themselves. >> reporter: transportation secretary ray lahood axwreez. >> average citizens planning family vacations on airlines can little afford to pay an additional cost on their ticket. >> reporter: and those additional costs are adding up to big profits. $200 million every week from the extra $22 plus on every $200 tickets sold. a few carriers aren't raising fares, alaska, hawaiian and spirit airlines which started a website this week called don'ttax don'ttaxmebro.
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not everyone is hopeful. >> you got to take it because not a lot else you can do. >> reporter: with the debt crisis taking center stage it seems the legislative stealmate that caused the shutdown will continue with no relief in sight for fliers or their wallet. betty nguyen cbs news, new york. >> and with us now is cbs news travel editor peter greenberg, good morning. the issue which seems to be the issue any time we talk about the price of a ticket and everything that's getting tacked on is as that woman just said there's not a lot you can do. you don't have another choice. >> this is a de facto airline air fare increase of $77.5%. that's an additional $25 the airline gets to pocket that would have normally gone to the irs, a big problem. >> how is that legal? >> airlines can pocket the money because they kept the fares what they were before. they're not turning the money over to the federal government. those taxes aren't collected until the plane takes off with you in it. so there's the real issue here, what happens if you bought a ticket three or four weeks ago,
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paid the taxes but haven't left yet, do you get the taxes back. >> do you? >> nobody knows. >> that's what everybody is trying to figure out. what's amazing, too, and i feel like almost a broken record. we talk about this a lot. when there is talk about a fare increase, clearly airlines don't have a lot of goodwill i would say with the public these days. the public is frustrated, feel they don't get what they pay for and paying for everything. why not take this opportunity to win them over a little? >> isn't this ironic? the time they're pocketing this difference the airlines have been lobbying congress, please don't increase our taxes because it will kill the airline industry. a tax holiday, we'll take that money. not a good idea. >> we've talked about spirit airlines, you're not a huge fan but in this case. >> it's ironic the one airline that leads the pack in nickel and diming passengers says we're not going to keep the taxeses. we'll keep the fares down and taking the 7.5% off your fare. they need to be applauded. >> you can't help but laugh at
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the website, donttaxmero. >> they're charging the ancillary fees for pillows, checked bags. that doesn't get the 7.5% excise tax. the airlines are making more money from ancillary fees than they are from flying the planes. if they can figure out a way not to fly the planes they'd be great. >> wow, you made a lot of people very upset. >> thank you. >> but not in a bad way. so as you look at this, if you're buying a plane ticket today, you're essentially paying more. >> you are. i'm waiting for a class action suit. >> will it change anything you think? >> the lawyers will make the money in the class action suit. >> you'll get 82 cents. >> take your ticket to an arts supply institute, frame it and put it on the wall. >> peter greenberg always nice to have you here. a message that traveled in a bottle for thousands of miles
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from her father decades ago. >> also aheard a romantic tale, a young couple in love got married this week, sounds routine, not so much. they got married even though they were 7,000 miles apart. the bride married her soldier husband while he's serving in afghanistan, all happened over the phone with a little help from his mom. we'll meet the bride, her new mother-in-law and the mother of the bride, they're all with us this morning. >> a couple of good storiy ieyi coming up. one month since google plus has added $45 billion to the company's bottom line but the web giant is not the only company making big moves and big bucks in social media. there's a brother and sister operation that simply began as a way for them to make new friends. the halls of high school, places where friendships are forged, memories are made and later remembered in the pages of a
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yearbook. >> it wasn't a small school but a lot of people had been there since kindergarten. the friends were solidified and hard to push your way into them. >> when catherine and david cook raf transferred to a new high school it served as a reminder of everything they missed. >> i saw it as a way of finding out people in classes. when we got the idea it would be awesome to have a yearbook that's constantly updated. >> they delivered the yearbook into the digital age founding myyearbook. >> i found out about it at a dinner table, they pitched the idea to me and i thought that was interesting. i was going to get behind it. >> we caught up with them two years after myyearbook went live in 2005. jeff a harvard grad with entrepreneurial experience was ceo and it quickly became a hit. >> when we launched fais book
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h fa facebook had not gone into high schools. >> the site is geared toward teens and young adults ages 13 to 24. jeff credits the company's success to competing sites. >> you go to facebook to connect with people you know. we're about meeting new people. >> facebook shows you post from friends. our live posts shows you people around you the same age to you so they're relevant to you and you could become friends with them. >> catherine may have started myyearbook to make friends and today she has employees, 100 of them. the company has steadily grown each other and 33 million members as of this year, over 30 million more than when we visited catherine in '07. >> when i received $4.1 in venture capital funding everyone was like going around school catherine is a millionaire now. >> the biggest thing is the biggest relation is the iphone
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company. >> last week the siblings sold the company for $100 million. >> we're playing for the larger prize which is really building enduring global brand around meeting new people. >> he says they're still down to earth and don't think about the money. >> no. >> not really. >> not really. believe it or not. it might affect the funnishings in your apartment but maybe not much beyond that. >> i bought a couch so i don't expect much to change at all in our lifestyle. >> they're headquartered in a modest park along the delaware river, 3,000 miles and a world away from silicon valley. >> we have no plans to move the company. the location has made for part of the culture and part of the success. >> myyearbook shares some of the silicon valley atmosphere no, real dress code, a kitchen stocked with a beverage. your choice and most nights a
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catered dinner for the staff. >> i like working with my brother. it's a lot of fun. my parents expected a lot from us and they're excited for us and not very surprised. maybe surprised. >> with all due respect catherine looks barely old enough to have an allowance. they are not the only teams to come up with a multimillion-dollar idea. jason dorsey known as the gen y guy is here to tell us about the milennial moguls. great story. for people who don't know what a milennial mogul is, what is it? >> between age 16 to 33, part of the any len ymilennial generation, created at least $5 million wealth. >> let's talk about the big names that people are probably familiar with, mark zuckerberg of fais bocebook, and andrew go
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$650 million, chad hurley, youtube, $304 million. were they able to capitalize on a great idea? >> it's a disruptive technology, facebook came out of nowhere, came out of nowhere and all of the sudden happened. this generation doesn't know what they can't do which is powerful, and social media and mogul media costs little to get into. myyearbook got into it for almost nothing and sold it for $100 million six years later. >> they convince people to give them a couple million dollars in startup funds and able to produce something along the lines. >> their parents really believe in them but aside from that what's happened is during the last dot-comand bust the gray hairs recognize young people are
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seeing opportunities in ways they don't and it's worth it for them to invest a few million dollars to take a shot at it. we're seeing profitability early on in the enterprises so they're coming up with an idea with a guy last night 21 years old started this business, taking off, didn't even know he had to pay taxes until his mom said you've got to pay taxes and so he had to get a loan to pay the taxes on the idea, he has no idea. it's amazing, 21 years old and that's what we're seeing this concept of here's a challenge, i can fix it, i'm living with.mo, what is she going to do, kick me out, no. all of the sudden it takes off and companies are recognizing evaluations and seeing reward. >> zuckerberg and the guys that have billions of dollars that are so young, what's next? even for catherine what's next for these people, after they've made these millions at a young age, what do they do? >> i coach a lot of people who have made money that are young. they get a whole new set of friends and think they're their friends and they get through that stage they recognize this is as much a responsibility as it is a gift and they're trying
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to figure out what to do. there's a conference in new york with very wealthy people under the age of 30 trying to determine how are they going to get back so we're seeing a big push on social entrepreneurship doing things and giving back and seeing a desire to work with people of different ages which is new. young people stepping up and leading companies full of those who are older than themselves. >> do they honestly stay humble? they say the money doesn't change but it does change. >> they're not humble at all. >> jason, thank you for being honest. we appreciate it, jason dorsey. here's jeff glor with one more check of the headlines. >> chris good morning to you and everyone at home. the house is expected to vote on speaker john boehner's revised plan to raise the debt ceiling. some republicans say it doesn't do enough to cut federal spending. the new plan calls for $22 billion in cuts this year, and a $917 billion deficit reduction over ten years. democrats say even if it does pass the house, it will not pass the senate. the labor department released weekly unemployment
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report this morning and the number of new jobless claims last week was $398,000, that is down 24,000 from the previous week and lowest number in four months. a convicted murderer who escaped from prison and spent 32 years on the run is in custody this morning in colorado. frederick barrett escaped from a florida prison in 1979. officers posing as forest rangers is turns out arrested him, that's what he looks like today atry motor cabin 200 miles southwest of denver. did not age well. a san francisco judge will hear arguments on removing a proposal to ban circumcisions from the november election ballot in a tentative ruling yesterday she said the controversial proposed ban would violate california law. finally a story of survival from the earthquake that struck new zealand more than four months ago, odd story of survival, two hearty goldfish were found alive in their tank
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in a badly damaged building, there was no one to feed them and no electricity to filter the water yet they still survived. apparently on weed and algae, there may have been some other fish in there when the earthquake actually happened. draw your own conclusions. 40 minutes past the hour now. marysol castro has our final check of weather. >> fish are just cannibals. good morning jeff and everyone at home. we take a look at the tropics, an update for you, tropical storm don inched a little bit closer to texas. it's moved, it's traveled about 100 miles in the last three hours. it hasn't really gained any strength. as we look at its path it has the potential to bring much needed rain to texas. folks in texas are praying for some sort of tropical storm, even a hurricane. they really, really do need the precipitation. it's absolutely gorgeous, on the west coast these temperatures are right on the mark, 101 in redding, 95 in medford. 75 in seattle. enjoy it while it lasts. we're continuing to look at
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severe weather in the northern plains, two to five inches of rain, hail, and wind gusts that could top 80 miles an >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. >> mary, thank you. a time honored tradition, put a message in a bottle, toss it out to sea and see where it ends up. one of the boltles landed in a hole te on the new hampshire seacoast not on the beach but in the mail. wbz tv has the story of its
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remarkable juny. >> reporter: paula pierce lived her life by the ocean. last week it tlifdelivered a message. >> like being contacted from the past. >> reporter: it took decades to find its way to the beaches. >> it's like that's my father's writing, that is my father's writing. >> reporter: sometime between 1960 and 1980, paula's father put this message in a bottle. it reads "return to 419 ocean of $150 from tina, owner of the tina is paula's mother and thinks her dad wrote it to tease his wife. somewhere it reached the thailand of turks and caicos. >> the message carries a special weight and yeah, i'm just really glad to be part of that, i guess. >> reporter: traveling direct is
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2,000 miles from hampton beach to turks and caicos. in the 30 to 50 years it spent in the atlantic ocean, paula's parents passed away years ago. >> that gave me chills today. >> i feel like it sent me a message. >> reporter: her father may have meant the message as a practical joke, instead he gave his daughter a priceless gift. >> that's reported laura lemanchek in hampton beach. if you thought the idea of love conquering all was a romance novel or comedy how about a little reality for you? here is a california couple separated by war but determined to start their new life together. when sarah burke got engaged to army specialist randall blake in april she assumed she'd have to wait until he returned from afghanistan to get married, thanks to a telephone and soon-to-be mother-in-law she was wrong. >> ran doll do you vow your love
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and devotion to sarah? >> i do. >> though separated by more than,000 miles, the two were married by proxy in placerville. >> by stating your vows, do you agree to the marriage? >> yes. >> definitely. >> i do. >> i pronounce you married. >> yeah! >> joining us now are sarah blake, pennie brown. sarah, you're watching the video we showed you, oh, that's weird and you got this great smile on your face, and clearly it's great for to you watch it again. this is a rather unconventional wedding, though. i'm guessing not what you dreamed of as a little girl. >> i'm told it's unconventional, not at all. i never dreamed i would be married by proxy but when the moment happens, it happens, and it was amazing. >> was there ever a time where you thought maybe we'll just
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wait until randall comes home. >> of course, as a little girl you dream of your dream wedding, but we came to realize that it wasn't how we were doing it, it was what we were doing that made the difference. so you know, we were so excited and obviously a little impatient, so we said let's just do it. >> what did everybody think of the idea when you said this is how we're going to do this thing? >> it was hit and miss. some people were like are you crazy? but most people found it really romantic, and the support was amazing. >> everybody says when you know, you know. >> yes. >> you met randall about five months before he left? >> yes. >> when did you know? >> right away. there was an instant connection. we talked. there was no awkward silences. it was just, it just happened. >> there was something you can't describe. >> i never believed it could happen until it happened to me, so it happened. >> so pennie when your daughter comes home, mom, i'm getting
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married and you're thinking, he's not here to get married. what was your reaction, we're going to get married over the phone? >> i didn't have a problem with it, i saw them together and saw how much in love they were. >> and lisa, you actually stood in for your son. >> i did. >> that must have been quite a moment on a couple different levels. >> incredible. it was an honor he asked me to do it. >> he asked you? >> he did. in fact you have to get a power of attorney so it took a little process, you have to send the paperwork to him and get it witnessed and so forth for me to be his attorney in fact and do that for him. >> since randall is not here to talk for him can you describe him for us, what type of guy and soldier he is? >> he'd want me to say he's tough and strong, which he is, but inside he's the sweetest guy, and he's an amazing person. he's the best person. i love him. >> lucky guy, too. he plans when he does finally come back to maybe have a little ceremony, get everybody together? >> absolutely. yes we're going to have an
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actual ceremony, the proper way i guess is what i'm being told, and we're looking forward to celebrating again, and reliving that moment all over again and as amazing as it was the first time it will be even better when he's actually the one standing next to me. >> and you can have that first kiss. >> we can actually have the first kiss. >> does it feel any different? >> i've been asked that a few times. i felt married to him before. now it's just in paper, so i'm happier, that's the only difference i guess. >> sounds great. you all have great smiles on your face. >> thank you. >> you look happy, sound happy. >> two mothers clearly happy with got out of this. >> and thank you for the support, everyone. >> can't wait for the reunion. >> yes and let us know how it goes. we want to see pictures. >> definitely. >> stay with us. we'll be
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well we've told you how so many americans are telling congress stop wasting time, make a deal on the debt limit, get it done now. >> we sent you there to do something. if you think all of the debate and delay is sad, at least we have our late night comics to make it entertaining. >> ladies and gentlemen, when you hear your name called, do me a favor, come up here on stage and tell us about your debt reduction plan. >> the stuff that john boehner and harry reid are offering a special plan that raises the debt ceiling for just 30 days, and after that, you'll receive a new debt plan every month from one of your favorite congressmen, if at any time you want to cancel send back the old debt plan free of charge. >> obama urged the american people to call congress and demand both parties work together on the compromise, the calls are 99 cents for the first minute and $1 trillion each additional minute. >> captain america, the number one movie in the country. the good news, it made $65
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million. the bad news, captain america owes captain china $14 trillion. that's the bad news. >> $14 trillion in debt, but listen to this. the feels like is $20 trillion. >> this debate about the debt ceiling has been going on for a week, started as a budget negotiation and now it's devolved into jon and kate gosselin fighting over who gets the toaster oven. >> they accused of president obama of hiding in the basement over debt ceiling talks. joe biden accused of president obama of locking him in the basement. stay down there. >> i heard if we don't raise the debt limit, the debt ceiling we could lose our aaa rating. yeah. and i said for the love of god, why doesn't the auto club mind their own damned business. >> i guess that's one benefit to this insanity happening in washington it's so frustrating
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the american people it is fantastic fodder for late night. >> they got plenty of material. he talks about aaa, they ought to get this settled, drive people to -- this is we're talking seriously -- >> a mess. >> it is. something that's got to get done. i mean that on a searups note. this is affecting a lot of, going to take a lot of people on a lot of levels. the level of frustration has gotten to a point where it's at a fever pitch. let's go d.c., get something done. >> it's politics. >> we will continue to follow it for you, that is the good news. >> i think we should have an "early show" bake sale. that would make a dent. >> that may raise the debt ceiling. >> grab our aprons. we're off to the kitchen. see you tomorrow. have a great day. >> local news is next. see you tomorrow.
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